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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time—when not playing video games and avoiding Earls terrifying brothers— making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl dont make them for other people. Until Rachel.

Rachel has leukemia, and Gregs mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. Its a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

Praise for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

STARRED REVIEW
“One need only look at the chapter titles (“Lets Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter Out of the Way”) to know that this is one funny book.”

Booklist, starred review

STARRED REVIEW

“A frequently hysterical confessional...Debut novelist Andrews succeeds brilliantly in painting a portrait of a kid whose responses to emotional duress are entirely believable and sympathetic, however fiercely he professes his essential crappiness as a human being. Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2011), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“It is sure to be popular with many boys, including reluctant readers, and will not require much selling on the part of the librarian.”

VOYA

"Mr. Andrews' often hilarious teen dialogue is utterly convincing, and his characters are compelling. Greg's random sense of humor, terrible self-esteem and general lack of self-awareness all ring true. Like many YA authors, Mr. Andrews blends humor and pathos with true skill, but he steers clear of tricky resolutions and overt life lessons, favoring incremental understanding and growth."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Awards:

Capitol Choices 2013 - Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens

Cooperative Childrens Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Young Adult Fiction

YALSA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

 

Synopsis:

Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time—when not playing video games and avoiding Earls terrifying brothers— making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl dont make them for other people. Until Rachel.

Rachel has leukemia, and Gregs mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. Its a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

About the Author

Jesse Andrews is a writer, musician, and former German youth hostel receptionist. He is a graduate of Schenley High School and Harvard University and lives in Los Angeles, California. This is his first novel. Visit him at jesseandrews.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781419705328
Author:
Andrews, Jesse
Publisher:
Amulet Paperbacks
Subject:
Children s-Health Stories-Diseases
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130507
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time—when not playing video games and avoiding Earls terrifying brothers— making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl dont make them for other people. Until Rachel.

Rachel has leukemia, and Gregs mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. Its a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

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